Gewurztraminer Eden Valley South Australia
For over 150 years Pewsey Vale Vineyard has produced aromatic white wines of exceptional style, varietal flavour and consistency. A reputation for success with these wines and a location high in Eden Valley inspired the planting of Gewürztraminer. Pewsey Vale captures the essence of cool climate fruit with delightful fragrances and a long pristine palate.
Pewsey Vale once succumbed to the fate of so many of Australia's early vineyards, falling into disuse as a result of severe economic hardship. The site's potential was rediscovered at a time when only the history books recorded any existence of the original plantings. The long ripening periods at such altitudes develop unique, consistent flavour profiles, which are known today as classic Pewsey Vale. The winemaking is simple and natural, hand picked grapes are whole bunch pressed directly to older oak barrels for fermentation by indigenous yeasts. The batches remain in barrel for up to four months whilst being treated to regular batonnage before assembling components into the final wine. Alcohol 12.0%
A clear, pale straw appearance. With a slight, spicy cinnamon and rose water fragrance on the nose, the flavours of Pewsey Vale follow, full of oranges and lime, lychee and exotic perfumed florals. The palate is fine but unexpectedly textured, finishing long and fresh.